Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Kick-Butt Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week I get to choose my top ten kick-butt heroines!

Mrs. Beamer's picks:
Five that may not be on most lists...
  1. Tiny Cooper from "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" - I know, I know...the character is male...but I love him sooooooo much and I believe he would be honored to be included in this list :)
  2. Lisbeth Salander from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - even though I didn't like the book, she was a great character
  3. Aminata Diallo from "Someone Knows My Name" - perhaps the most gut-wrentchingly (is that a word?!) real and haunting character I've ever met
  4. Soo-Ja Choi from "This Burns My Heart"
  5. Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone with the Wind"
Five I expect to see on many lists...
  1. Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games"
  2. Tris from "Divergent" series
  3. Tally Youngblood from "Uglies" series
  4. Zoey Redbird from "House of Night" series
  5. Clary Fray from "The Mortal Instruments" series


  1. Awesome heroines! Katniss and Tris are such awesome answers and so is Lisbeth! Happy reading :) Check out my Top Ten:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  2. Thank you so much for your comment, Crystal! I love hearing from fellow YA lovers!

  3. Gotta admit, raised my eyebrow a bit at the inclusion of Tiny. :)

    My TTT:

    1. Ha! I love raising eyebrows :) Thanks for your comment...looking forward to checking out your list!